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SMG Sprangler Render.png
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Mario and Yoshi near Spranglers in the Yoshi Star Galaxy

Spranglers[1] are dark gray-striped spiders with a brown head that first appear in Super Mario Galaxy. They hang from ceilings and overhangs by a thread of webbing and appear mostly in the Ghostly Galaxy, Sea Slide Galaxy, and Bowser Jr.'s Airship Armada. Spranglers swing back and forth on their threads like a pendulum in an attempt to damage the player. They can be defeated by jumping on them or with two spins. They release a coin or three Star Bits, depending on how they are defeated.

They reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, only found in Yoshi Star Galaxy and Tall Trunk Galaxy.

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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/StringSpider.arc StringSpider Transliteration of below
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ストリングスパイダー (Sutoringu Supaidā) String Spider

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツリグモ[2]
German Trippeltrap Scuttle bug
Italian Bizzoragno[3] Bizzar-spider
Spanish (NOE) Araña deslizadora Sliding Spider


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 30.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 127 and 160.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 127